Sakho signs new long-term contract at Liverpool

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has signed a new long-term contract at the club and declared “I am happy to stay as a scouser.”

The French centre-back, signed from Paris Saint-Germain in September 2013, has committed his long-term future to the club, though the length of his new deal has not been disclosed.

The 25-year-old has made 47 appearances for the Reds and captained the side for the first time in Thursday’s 1-1 draw in Bordeaux, despite losing his place in the first-team to Dejan Lovren at the start of the season.

The French international told the Liverpool website, “I am very happy to sign a long-term contract with Liverpool because, as I’ve always said, I am very happy here and my family are happy in Liverpool.

“I will keep working because I am a Liverpool soldier and when Liverpool need me, I try to give my best. I am happy to stay as a Scouser!

“I work all the time 100 per cent, I try to stay professional and I give my best for this city and this club.

“It is important for me because every day when I wake up, I am very happy to come into the training ground with all the players.”